Anita R. Kellogg is currently a Lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research investigates the effect of domestic politics—particularly, the participation of business interests in foreign policymaking—on interstate bargaining. Her recently filed dissertation argues that economic ties will only deter conflict when business influences the policymaking process. Illustrative case studies on the Colombia-Venezuela and China-Japan rivalries, as well as the many years she spent in South Korea, has provided valuable insight into the politics of both regions. You can follow her on twitter @arkellogg